- Hundreds of thousands of Catalans lined the streets of Barcelona to form a ‘V’ (for vote) which was visible in aerial footage.
- Participants wore red and yellow (the colours of the Catalan flag), turning up to demand the right to vote on a potential split from Spain.
- Local pollsters estimate the support for independence at 45 percent.
- Catalonia is a region in North-East Spain with its own language and culture. The push for independence has grown in the last decade, fuelled by Spain’s economic crisis and Spain’s refusal to meet the region’s demands. Recent events in Scotland have also been noted.